Faces of Victory

Fyodor Lavrentievich GAVRILOV

He was born in a remote Siberian village in a large family. Fyodor Lavrentievich Gavrilov learned that the war had begun on June 23, 1941, on this day, students of the technical school where he studied were gathered for a rally, where they found out about the attack of fascist Germany on the Soviet Union.
A 16-year-old teenager asked to go to the front as a volunteer, but he got to the frontline only in 1943.

He was sent to the Leningrad Military Aviation School, which was evacuated to Omsk, and graduated from it with a degree of wireless operator/air gunner.

He went on his first combat flight on November 27, 1943, near Smolensk. Then there was the Western Front, the battles near Kursk and for Kirovograd, Melitopol, and Odesa, the aviation supported our units in the battles near Sevastopol. He participated in the liberation of Moldova, Romania, and Hungary from the Fascist invaders.

Order of the Red Star, Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st and 2nd classes, medal "For Battle Merit", medal "For the Capture of Budapest", medal
"For the Capture of Vienna", medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945"
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